Cyberspace Law Committee Newsletter - September 2020


In This Issue

Business & Corporate

Message from the Chair

Cyberspace Colleagues – The Virtual Section Annual Meeting (VSAM) is just a couple of weeks away. Cyberspace Law Committee is offering five excellent CLE programs (including one of the showcases) and interactive meetings of our committee and subcommittees. See more details below. And, most importantly, please register now. There is no charge for BLS members. If you have registered, stay tuned for details about how to access the various programs and meetings

BLS Virtual Annual Meeting – September 21-25, 2020

The first-ever Virtual Section Annual Meeting (VSAM) is a $550 value you can access for free as a Business Law Section member. To take advantage of this opportunity to learn the latest in business law—including cyberlaw, earn CLE, get involved in meaningful projects, and network with your colleagues, you must register. We encourage you to invite your colleagues who may not have attended a meeting in the past to register, too. Graduating students, recent graduates, and bar candidates can select the free “Law Student” rate. However, please note that if you register as a law student, you will not be able to earn CLE credits.

Subcommittee and Project Opportunities

Don’t forget that now is the time to become involved in our subcommittees and projects! We’re recruiting ---Are you interested in cybersecurity issues? Robotics and AI, or Media, Entertainment and Technological Change? Privacy Law? Cross-Border Law and Technology? Enterprise Technology? Or a host of other Cyber-Tech topics? We have projects and subcommittees for all of these topics and more, and we need volunteers to contribute to our projects or lead our initiatives.

Committee Member News

Sarah Jane Hughes' essay entitled, Do Blockchain Technologies Make Us Safer? Do Cryptocurrencies Necessarily Make Us Less Safe? will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Texas Journal of International Law, at 55 Tex. J.I.L. 353 (forthcoming September 2020). The Cyberspace Law Survey article co-authored by Tom Kierner, Stephen Middlebrook, and Sarah Jane Hughes, Developments in the Laws Affecting Electronic Payments and Financial Services, from the Winter 2019-2020 issue, was selected as a featured article on financial services by